Design

With Boston's first parklets off to a slow start, observers wonder whether their low usage is due to poor planning, bad design, or insufficient outreach. With the parklets set to reopen in the spring, can they be tweaked to succeed?
Nov 18, 2013   Boston Globe
Archinect's John Cary compiles a comprehensive list of most forward-thinking designs in 2011 that have impacted people's lives, and the way they interact with the built environment.
Dec 25, 2011   Archinect
Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.
Sep 23, 2011   Fast Company
Student designer Alexander Vittouris won a design award for his bicycle made out of bamboo. What's so special about that? Vittouris shaped the frame as it grew so it needed no assembly.
Jul 23, 2011   Grist
New playground designs are shaking up public parks around the world. So long, slides, hello interpretive playscapes.
Jul 12, 2011   Dwell
A new report focusing on design professionals and architects in New York finds that these industries are on a strong growth path and create a significant impact on the local economy.
Jun 10, 2011   Urban Omnibus
Architectural historian and urban planner Steven Fleming is expanding the study of cities and mobility by looking at how designers are reacting to bicycling and how bicycles are set to transform the way cities work.
Jun 1, 2011   Bike Portland
A growing number of nations are instituting design standards and architecture policies to help make good design a part of the national strategy.
May 16, 2011   Architect
An increasing amount of architecture projects in the U.S. are taking regional concerns like water and energy production into consideration.
May 14, 2011   Architect
The 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition turned up some unusual and futuristic designs for future skyscrapers and other structures, from a reimagined Hoover Dam to a Ferris Wheel-shaped wind turbine.
Apr 24, 2011   Popular Science
As funding falters in the private sector, some privately- or university-driven design centers are still pursuing new ideas is urban design and development. <em>Places</em> profiles one at the University of Arkansas.
Apr 16, 2011   Places